For a lot of, Vizio strikes the candy spot between price range manufacturers and high-end ones, offering high quality tech at cheap costs. In recent times, that has meant 4K and OLED TVs at costs that undercut the likes of LG and Sony, whereas producing image high quality and have units which might be not less than in the identical ballpark as its costlier opponents.
That stated, the corporate’s choices are typically of specific curiosity to customers who need a high quality residence theater expertise, however might not wish to spring for absolutely the top-of-the-line by way of value. If you happen to fall into that class, prepare to satisfy Vizio’s whole lineup of 4K Extremely HD TVs for 2021. Beneath, we break down the specs, options, and costs that can assist you determine whether or not any of those shows will find yourself mounted in your wall or propped atop your TV stand.
Vizio’s greatest (and costliest) choices for this 12 months fall below the banner of the P-series, LED shows that boast Quantum Shade efficiency and top-notch distinction. The PQX-J mannequin boasts 792 native dimming zones, whereas the PQ9-J fashions clock in at 210, which ought to enable dynamic vary applied sciences like Dolby Imaginative and prescient, HDR10+, HDR10, and HLG (all of that are supported by all P-series TVs) to really shine.
Talking of shine, the PQX-J will supposedly beam forth with an outrageous 3,000 nits of brightness! We’ll clarify extra about what which means later however, by comparability, most HDR TVs cap out a peak brightness of 900-1,100. Although the PQ9-J isn’t fairly as luminous, at 1,200 nits, it’s nonetheless brighter than most shows in the marketplace at present. These ultra-bright shows ought to look significantly beautiful given their enhanced shade functionality.
With out getting too far into the weeds, these fashions get near producing the complete vary of colours advisable by the Worldwide Telecommunications Union (ITU) within the early days of Extremely HD, a benchmark known as Rec. 2020. Again then, the usual was aspirational (and possibly a bit loopy) however these P-Collection shows are starting to knock on the door, reproducing 84% (PQ9-J) and 85% (PQX-J) of that shade spectrum respectively.
Whereas main film studios aren’t producing content material with this customary in thoughts but, that’s slowly altering. When it does, these TVs might be prepared. So what does this all boil all the way down to? Shade. Shade such as you’ve probably by no means seen on any TV earlier than.
If you happen to’re questioning what it could be wish to sport on such a show, you’re in luck: Vizio had avid gamers in thoughts when constructing the P-series. Each fashions characteristic 4 HDMI 2.1 ports and a ProGaming Engine that helps Variable Refresh Price (VRR) and 4K at 120 frames per second (fps).
For the uninitiated, when there’s an imbalance between the display’s refresh price and the content material’s body price, tearing or stuttering of the image can happen; P-series TVs fight this with an adaptive synchronization expertise referred to as AMD FreeSync which makes certain the body charges, for lack of a greater time period, cooperate.
If you happen to’re a aggressive first-person shooter participant, a gaming monitor remains to be your best choice, however TVs are positively starting to shut the hole. These P-series choices intention to proceed that development and convey video games again to the large display.
Essential to notice right here, as nicely, is that, except for the D-Collection, all of Vizio’s 2021 choices are outfitted with the newest model SmartCast (the corporate’s proprietary sensible TV platform) and embrace a brand new, Bluetooth-enabled Vizio Voice distant, which lets you search and uncover content material with out having to fumble round with a cumbersome keypad. All SmartCast TVs are Wi-Fi-enabled with built-in assist for Chromecast, AirPlay 2, and a great deal of streaming apps. You can too management the motion in your cell gadget with the SmartCast app (obtainable on Android and iOS).
The PQ9 fashions additionally get Vizio’s revolutionary, height-adjustable stand that may do double-duty as a platform for the corporate’s soundbars, for an built-in look.
- 85-inch P85QX-J: $TBD, availability TBD
- 75-inch P75Q9-J: $2,200, obtainable July 2021
- 65-inch P65Q9-J: $1,400, obtainable July 2021
Subsequent up is the M-Collection, headlined by the MQ7 which is billed as an UltraBright show, producing as much as 700 nits. If you happen to’re not acquainted with the time period, consider nits like bits, however for brightness. The extra nits, the brighter the show. 700 is a stable quantity and, along side 32 native dimming zones, ought to produce a pointy, clear image. Each fashions (MQ6, MQ7) assist Dolby Imaginative and prescient, HDR10+, HDR10, and HLG.
Each additionally characteristic VRR at 40-60Hz, which suggests smoother graphics, however not fairly peak efficiency for those who’re enjoying on next-gen consoles, which assist refresh charges of as much as 120Hz. The MQ7 options 4 HDMI 2.1 ports, whereas the MQ6 has simply three, however each assist Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM). We’ll get into what which means within the subsequent part, but it surely’s certainly one of HDMI 2.1’s many perks and a key characteristic for avid gamers.
The 60-, 70-, and 75-inch Q7 fashions additionally profit from Vizio’s height-adjustable, soundbar-supporting stand.
Like its P- and V-series brethren, M-series shows additionally characteristic a push-to-talk Vizio Voice distant, which can be utilized for looking, streaming, and setup.
- 75-inch M75Q7-J: $1,400, obtainable in July
- 70-inch M70Q7-J: $1,200, obtainable in July
- 65-inch M65Q7-J: $900, obtainable in July
- 58-inch M58Q7-J: $830, obtainable in July
- 55-inch M55Q7-J: $800, obtainable in June
- 50-inch M50Q7-J: $750, obtainable in July
- 75-inch M75Q6-J: $1,000, obtainable in July
- 70-inch M70Q6-J: $850, obtainable in August
- 65-inch M65Q6-J: $680, obtainable now
- 55-inch M55Q6-J: $580, obtainable now
- 50-inch M50Q6-J: $530, obtainable in July
- 43-inch M43Q6-J: $400, obtainable in July
The V-Collection goals to supply a TV for each lounge, with sizes starting from 43 to 75 inches. Vizio describes the worth factors of those fashions (see under) as “aggressive,” and we’re inclined to agree. We’ve joked earlier than that Vizio’s trademark “V” might simply as simply stand for “worth” and that dedication to affordability is on full show right here.
All TVs on this sequence embrace assist for Dolby Imaginative and prescient, HDR10+, HDR10, and HLG; like the entire D-series under (and the MQ6-J), additionally they characteristic full-array backlighting. The V-series can be backed by the V-Gaming Engine, which delivers 4K at 60 Hertz VRR (V6 fashions additionally characteristic AMD FreeSync).
Once more, Vizio appears to be making a concerted effort to verify no gamer is left behind, and the addition of Auto Recreation Mode or auto low-latency mode means you received’t have to change backwards and forwards each time you turn from streaming to enjoying. All V-series TVs are outfitted with three HDMI 2.1 ports and eARC assist (extra on this in a second) implies that you’ll have the ability to improve your sound system with the newest audio tech.
The budget-friendly D-Collection additionally presents a fairly broad vary of display sizes, although on the smaller finish of the spectrum. The smallest is the really diminutive 24-inch mannequin, which could possibly be an possibility for a kitchen, lavatory, or some other place the place you don’t need the TV dominating the room. All fashions are powered by an IQ processor which gives FHD and HD image high quality.
A Full-Array LED backlight helps produce sharp distinction (although these fashions don’t supply HDR assist) and the VGaming Engine helps VRR on choose fashions and AMD FreeSync on D4 fashions. Two HDMI 1.4 ports, whereas not state-of-the-art, nonetheless assist Audio Return Channel (ARC), which lets audio transfer backwards and forwards over an HDMI cable between a TV and an A/V receiver or soundbar. Whereas HDMI 2.1 permits for lossless audio to movement each methods (eARC), earlier variations compress the sign additional, leading to “lossy” audio. All D-Collection TVs are additionally Vizio Voice-enabled by way of the SmartCast Cellular™ app, however they don’t characteristic the Vizio Voice distant.
- 24-inch D24h-J: $140 obtainable in June
- 32-inch D32h-J: $180 obtainable now
- 24-inch D24f-J: $160 obtainable in August
- 32-inch D32f-J: $220 obtainable in August
- 40-inch D40f-J: $250 obtainable now
- 43-inch D43f-J: $300 obtainable now
- 24-inch D24f4-J: $170 obtainable in August
- 32-inch D32f4-J: $230 obtainable in August